Covid is continuing to rise in Oldham – but at a slower rate than elsewhere.

The latest figures from Public Health England show that there were 210 cases in the area today.

Across the last week there have been 1,883 positive tests, meaning the rate of Covid is rising 16.6 per cent.

Nationally cases are rising at faster rate of 40.7 per cent.

The data comes on the second day after large amounts of restrictions came to an end including on the number of people who can meet at a gathering, nightclubs opening and on table service being required in restaurants and bars.

The rate of Covid per 100,000 in Oldham is well above the national rate, standing at 746.5 in the area compared with 440.2 for the UK as a whole.

There were no deaths in Oldham today which came within 28 days of a positive test for the virus.

Across the country there were 96 fatalities today and the death rate is rising by 60.6 per cent.

Figure also show 145,038 people in Oldham have had their first dose of the vaccine which is 74.8 per cent of the adult population.

Of these 114,131 people have had their second dose to become fully vaccinated, which is 58.8 per cent of those eligible.

Figures show on Monday 114 first doses were given out in the area and 724 second doses were administered.